As an Irish Water Spaniel breeder, nothing could be more important than ensuring the continuation of our rare breeds. Only a small group of dedicated supporters stands between the continuation of these dogs and their extinction. Now the threat is even greater as a result of proposed regulations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Restrictions imposed by the USDA on responsible small-scale breeding will have a direct impact on our ability to protect and preserve our most vulnerable breeds. Please act now by signing the AKC’s petition and by sharing your comments directly with the USDA/APHIS. Nothing less than the future of our breeds is at stake.